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The best image from a digital camera are got if the camera has greater optics and resolution of atleast 10 Megapixel. These type of cameras are generally point and shoot ones. Photography enthusiasts can make use of such cameras which also provide image stabilization. All these factors could be under the $300 package of compact cameras which provide the best image quality.

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Fuji XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2


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Fujifilm XQ2
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix L840
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Fujifilm XQ2
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Nikon Coolpix L840
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
May 2015
Mar 2015
Aug 2014
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
4.0 x
18.0 x
38.0 x
20.0 x
42.0 x
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
3.6 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Fujifilm XQ2 is a pocket-friendly camera that is capable of capturing excellent images.


  • Calling the Fujifilm XQ2 a modest upgrade is something of an understatement - it's identical to the original XQ1 camera, except for a faster image proccesor, new Classic Chrome film simulation, new white colour-way, and a slightly lower official price on launch. In all other respects, it's impossible to tell the two cameras apart, which is disappointing given the 18-month gap between them, and ultimately means that Fujifilm's premium compact camera has fallen some way behind the fast-moving competition.


  • A thoroughly enjoyable camera to use. It does everything pretty well but falls short of challenging the very best in its class – a 1-inch sensor, better lens and a tilting touch-screen would potentially make the difference.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an attractive compact camera with an 18x zoom lens, but image quality takes a step back from last year's edition.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a well-designed camera that’s easy to use thanks to its chunky, ergonomic build, and an intuitive menu design. You can also be sure it’ll snap accurately focussed and well exposed shots.
    Performance and image quality are also good, though not outstanding. The switch to a 20.2-megaixel sensor sounds great on paper, but in reality the camera can only resolve marginally more detail than the 16MP SX600 HS.


  • The SX610 HS' picture quality isn't a huge improvement over the SX600's—20 Mpx image sensor notwithstanding—but it would still make a great travel companion. It's pocket-sized, straightforward and versatile and has a great design and handling, not to mention a handy 18x zooom.


  • The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a decent all-rounder that performs well and generates reasonable image quality, providing you don’t scrutinise too closely and spot the slightly disappointing detail levels. It’s fast to focus, exposes accurately and has a simple control layout that just as easy to learn and operate as a basic compact camera.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 offers a good range of specifications for the price, coming in at significantly cheaper than its more advanced sibling, the TZ70. That said, if you do have a little more to spend, it’s worth checking out the top of the range camera as you get a fair bit more for the extra cash.


  • Cramming a big 42x optical zoom into a compact body with a small-ish sensor is never going to make for the best of bedfellows if the ultimate in image quality is your aim, but we’d argue the 16 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more about convenience, flexibility and value for money – each of which it largely delivers on.


  • A good performer and all-round flexible camera for those looking for a holiday, travel or family camera.


  • The Elph 520 HS is a hard sell. Looking at only the specifications, you might not see enough of an upgrade here to justify the purchase. But once it’s actually in your hands, you can see where it proves its worth. The button navigation gets rid of the touchscreen interface (overrated, in my opinion) and makes handling more in your control. The DIGIC 5 processor works some new magic, and Canon outfits it with expanded features – not to mention puts it all in a much better looking package. So should you buy it?


Top 5 image digital camera under $300:

  1. Fujifilm XQ2
  2. Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
  3. Nikon Coolpix L840
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
  5. Canon PowerShot SX520 HS